Whether used as ornaments, healing tools, talismans or simply for their aesthetics, crystals have countless incredible benefits. The recent spiritual awakening in the Western world has placed crystals into popular awareness and for good reason as their wisdom and energy are indefinable.
Crystals are millions of years old and have retained all the information they have ever been exposed to. These beautiful minerals have the power to transit energy, something modern science has only recently discovered, but is the reason why ancient civilizations have been using them for thousands of years.
The frequencies they emit and their ability to store a tremendous amount of information makes crystals essential to modern technologies, they exist in watches, computers, TVs, cell phones, satellites, etc.
Most ancient classical texts of Chinese medicine emphasise the importance of gems and stones for healing treatments. These early records describe the use of stone needles, which later evolved into metal needles, and the application of stones on acupuncture points and meridians. The way stones are prepared for use is critical. This includes cleansing, clearing and recharging.
When searching for crystals for your own use, see which ones you are drawn to. Those can often be the ones you need as your subconscious mind is connected to the mastery of that specific gem. Hold the stone in your hand and quietly think of your intention. Notice if you feel sensations such as hot or cold, vibrations or calmness and tranquility. These are all signs that this particular rock is perfect for your healing needs.
With the surge in popularity, it is best to make sure your crystals are ethically and responsibly sourced. We want to take care of the people and places where these special parts of the earth come from.